“Alex, you need to make a Facebook page for your blog.”
“Alex, you need to make an Instagram account for your blog.”
“Alex, you’re not helping your brand (Me: Brand, what?) and allowing other people to discover your blog if you don’t have a Facebook Page or an Instagram account.”
Twitter wasn’t enough eh? Come on, I’m still getting used to that one.
Fine. Dear Universe and other kind peer pressuring bloggers, you win. I caved.
I gave into the Dark Side and made a Facebook page for my site, to make it easier for anyone who prefers to follow their blogs on there. It’s not that I don’t like Facebook
I don’t trust Facebook, it’s just that I all the blogs I follow, I follow with Bloglovin and other Blog Readers and naively thought that’s what everyone prefers to do.
I know, my apologies.
So this morning at 6 am before I took my kids to the 3rd birthday party of the week while on cold medication that is competing with the humidity that has kicked in in our area as the best candidate to dry out my eyes, I made a Page for my blog on Facebook before I could look back and run. If you know me in real life, I am a very private person – which I realize is a huge oxymoron for someone who writes in a public space called the Internet – so believe me when I say this is a big deal for me. I’d say a good 95% of people on my personal Facebook page had no idea I had a blog. And it’s not that I am embarrassed about it either. I just didn’t start it out to become what it has grown to be. Which is a nice surprise.
And I really didn’t want to be that friend that you have that says “Hey I have a blog! Wanna read my blog? No really here’s my awesome blog!” We all have that friend. The one that posts their blog posts in the News Feed and you try to find a way to press Hide without them finding out. Kind of like that friend that always changes their Profile Picture every day (we know you’re there…you don’t have to keep doing it.)
No really, here’s my awesome blog on Facebook.
Come hang out. And press that taunting LIKE button.
PS – I have personal Instagram account that I have been using under a different name for a long time but I am finally got one set up for this site. I think it’s almost a better avenue for my thrift store adventures because everything looks better with a Instagram Filter. Oh don’t pretend you don’t know what I’m talking about.
On that Instagram note, if you’re an Instagram addict, you MUST watch this mock video of it and try not to wake your neighbours laughing. By the time the duck part came on, oh man.